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  • The Tico Times (www.ticotimes.net): Established in 1956, the English-language Tico Times is the oldest and most trusted English-language news source in Central America. It went online-only in 2014, but it continues to be a robust source of news, sports, business, travel, and real-estate coverage.

  • Costa Rica Maps (www.mapcr.com): In addition to selling a wonderful waterproof map to the country, this site features several excellent downloadable national, regional, and city maps, and a host of other useful information.

  • The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica (https://cr.usembassy.gov): The official site of the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica has good info and regular updates of concern to U.S. citizens abroad, as well as about Costa Rica in general.

  • La Nación Digital (www.nacion.com): If you can read Spanish, this is an excellent site to visit regularly. The entire content of the country's paper of record is placed online daily, and there's an extensive searchable archive.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.